SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION
MANUFACTURING: Semtech trims 8% as Samsung orders shrink.
Semiconductor maker Semtech Inc. announces second round of layoffs.
LAW: In sluggish sector, firms find growth with employment cases.
Valley law firms find expanded opportunities in employment law and workers’ compensation cases.
TRANSPORTATION: Wreck investigator reads data to determine who’s liable.
Accident-reconstruction firm Test Inc. has developed a business around airbag data.
Camarillo business aims to help careers take off overseas.
Camarillo flight school trains Chinese pilots for general aviation.
Princess gets on board with Discovery fare to prey on passengers.
Princess Cruises embraces Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.
Electromagnetic slurry application strengthens worn pavement.
City of Lancaster’s new slurry process improves street repair.
Hospitality customer service ratings don’t measure up.
HEALTH CARE: Video conferencing brings behavioral doctors to patients’ bedside.
Agoura Hills firm brings video psychiatric consults into emergency rooms that are crowded with mental health patients.
LEADERSHIP: Dreams Come True program is now accepting applications.
Somebody’s wish will come true this year, thanks to a local business organization.
FILM: Studio lifts curtain on sound stages but retains small-group format.
Warner Bros. Studios completed a $13 million upgrade to its studio tour this month that will give visitors an even more immersive experience into the process of film and television production.
Developers hungry for commercial property race to snap up former automobile dealerships for infill retail, mixed-use projects.
With developable sites at a premium, the land underneath rusted-out junkers is a sought-after commodity.
Falling vacancy rates and strong sales and leasing volume characterized the second quarter in the San Fernando Valley, even as rising rents begin to push tenants out of premier buildings in Encino and Sherman Oaks toward the west.
A number of deals last quarter helped the Burbank and Glendale office markets continue on the road to recovery.
Conejo Valley office and industrial vacancy and rent rates continued to move in the second quarter based on activity in other submarkets to the south and the east.
Following a few quarters of solid growth, the Santa Clarita Valley office market took a step backward in the last three months.
The office and industrial markets in the Antelope Valley showed signs of life during the second quarter, bolstered by activity in Palmdale including medical office buildings opening and the sale of one of the area’s largest vacant properties.
News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley
A San Francisco financier specialized in alternative energy acquired a Tehachapi wind farm that has a power-purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Calendar of events
Glendale finds success in revitalizing its downtown.
HOSPITALITY: Camarillo officials approve meeting center, hotel.
Camarillo City Council clears the way to build a convention center and hotel.
INSURANCE: St. Louis rival makes bid for Health Net before layoffs.
The $6.8 billion buyout of Health Net raises questions for employees and investors.
Hollywood veteran finds niche with Chinese youth
A small Valley production company finds a niche in the big Chinese TV market.
EXHIBITION: Oaktree unloading stake in Redford’s Sundance Cinemas.
Robert Redford’s arthouse theater chain Sundance Cinemas is up for sale.
Local entrepreneur takes on discount giant with startup.
An Agoura Hills entrepreneur seeks to improve on Groupon’s business model.